GAMINGTo hear Russell tell it, while he was working with F and F, he single handidly accomplished everything.
12. A proposed casino off I-5 near Ridgefield is projected to be one of the largest in the nation. What is your position on the building of this casino?
I oppose the off reservation casino. As the Executive Director of Faith and Freedom Network, we were a part of the opposition coalition to stop the Cowlitz Casino. Tribal Casinos should be on reservation land.
Jon Russell has played absolutely zero role in that effort; nor has the Faith and Freedom Network played any role in any of the law suits or efforts to get the county commissioners to revoke the MOU.
In all the years I have personally worked on this issue (The last 6) I've never seen Jon Russell at any hearing held by the BIA, I've never saw him at any of the intergovernmental round tables held in the Spring of 2005; I've never seen him testify in front of or attend any LaCenter City Council meeting; I've never seen him attend Clark County Commissioner deliberations impacting this issue.
Gary Randall did some work on this issue as part of Citizens for a Healthy Clark County. But Russell had nothing to do with it.
While I agree with his perspective, I know that the most active candidate in opposition to this economic black hole was certainly not Jon Russell, who has had zero to do with keeping them out of here.
This all goes to the increasing pattern of Russell's lies and exaggerations, beginning with his lie about his wife being a "physician," his lie to the PCO's about how much money he had raised, and now about his efforts to stop the Cowlitz casino, a situation where he played absolutely no role.
When will the lies ever stop? Since Russell has and is lying to us now as a candidate; is it not reasonable to assume he'll lie to us in the unfortunate event he's elected?